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Book Title: All Things for Good|
The size of the: 626 KB
Date of issue: December 10th 2013
ISBN 13: 9781494426286
The author of the book: Thomas Watson
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books All Things for Good:Originally titled, in 1663: "A Divine Cordial", and it's a book to strenghten and cheer the believers. After reading it, I believe it's a neat little book that does what it says it aims to be, to motivation us to keep going on the narrow road with joy. It talks about how the best things and the worst things both all happen for us good.
The best things are given to us by all three parts of the Holy Trinity, the angels, and fellow believers (the text goes on to details within each). The worst things (affliction, temptation, desertion (also known as the Dryness, periods of spiritual drought - only the believers get them, so having dryness *is* a sign of being a believer!) and sin) also benefit us, if we know how; it's good to know in detail why - I think Watson does all the examples and details so well - and I think this part is especially important for the newer believers, and should be more talked about.
Then the book goes on to talk about what our love of God is like, if and when we have it. There is the exhortation to become more loving towards God, to preserve in it, and to increase it. On how God calls us, and exhortation to make our calling certain, and what to do then. And finally on God's purpose: salvation to those He has called.
I made a lot of notes. The language shows it's age only a little, so this story flows very clearly and working on cheering us. Love is the oil of religion; just doing the moves outwardly and inwardly won't do if the love of God is missing. Human love and Divine love work so well together, and the reward, which we already know is great, will feel mindblowing when we see it completely. The book shows us the many reasons to be cheerful, motivated believer.
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Thomas Watson (c. 1620—1686) was an English, non-conformist, Puritan preacher and author. He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was noted for remarkably intense study. In 1646 he commenced a sixteen year pastorate at St. Stephen's, Walbrook. He showed strong Presbyterian views during the civil war, with, however, an attachment to the king, and in 1651 he was imprisoned briefly with some other ministers for his share in Christopher Love's plot to recall Charles II of England. He was released on 30 June 1652, and was formally reinstated as vicar of St. Stephen's Walbrook. He obtained great fame and popularity as a preacher until the Restoration, when he was ejected for nonconformity. Not withstanding the rigor of the acts against dissenters, Watson continued to exercise his ministry privately as he found opportunity. Upon the Declaration of Indulgence in 1672 he obtained a license to preach at the great hall in Crosby House. After preaching there for several years, his health gave way, and he retired to Barnston, Essex, where he died suddenly while praying in secret. He was buried on 28 July 1686.
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